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Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

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Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 344 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Galaxy/Ace/ZYX | # 2GCD-8201-2 | Time: 02:25:23

This was the first and last time Pepper worked with Jordan, and came about as a result of Pepper's usual pianist, George Cables, being unable to make the dates at Club Montmartre in Copenhagen. To Pepper's dismay, Danmarks Radio decided to record the first gig of the Montmartre series. Pepper need not have worried – the show was a rousing success, with the band tackling a set of standards (and a couple of Pepper originals) with such verve and determination that relatively simple tunes turned into astounding solo workouts (there are several drum and bass solos to be heard on this record), the amazing highlight of which is a shot at "Besame Mucho" that rounds out to twenty-two minutes. Art Pepper was in the process of dying at the time this recording was made, but there's no lack of energy, no loss of vitality. A two-CD live jazz set that's well worth having and should not be overlooked.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Art Pepper - Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. 11: Atlanta (2020)

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Art Pepper - Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. 11: Atlanta (2020)

Art Pepper - Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. 11: Atlanta (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 864 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 340 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:09:44
Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Widow's Taste

For a few years, I got to travel with these bands—they included me—a dream come true. I’ve tried to take you on a trip with me and Art and the bands while reliving all of it a little—in writing it, in pictures I took, scenes and conversations I recall. And in the music Art asked me to record. About which I feel absolutely safe in saying it: That’s it. That’s jazz.

Art Pepper - Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. 10: Toronto (2018)

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Art Pepper - Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. 10: Toronto (2018)

Art Pepper - Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. 10: Toronto (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 912 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 400 Mb | 02:54:36
Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Widow's Taste

For many jazz fans, the high point of Art Pepper’s late-’70s comeback was a fournight stand at New York’s Village Vanguard that was recorded for Contemporary Records and released, at first, as four albums, and later as a nine-CD set. These rangy, sometimes raucous performances with pianist George Cables, bassist George Mraz and drummer Elvin Jones, captured the questing, Coltrane-inflected sound of his later years, while still reflecting the lyric, bop schooled virtuosity of his early work.

Art Pepper - Laurie's Choice (1993) [Re-Up]

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Art Pepper - Laurie's Choice (1993) [Re-Up]

Art Pepper - Laurie's Choice (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: LaserLight, Delta | # 17 012 | Time: 00:37:25

Although it has come out on a budget label, these four performances (taken from concert appearances in 1978, 1980 and 1981) had never previously been released before. With support from either George Cables or Milcho Leviev on piano, David Williams or Bob Magnusson on bass and drummer Carl Burnett, the great altoist Art Pepper is in excellent form on an emotional "Kobe Blues," an intense version of "Patricia" and hard-swinging renditions of "Allen's Alley" and his own "Straight Life".

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805] Re-up

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Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805] Re-up

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 805 | ~ 238 or 102 Mb | Scans Included
Bop, Big Band, Cool Jazz

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period…

Art Pepper & Conte Candoli - Mucho Calor (1957) Reissue 1987 [Re-Up]

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Art Pepper & Conte Candoli - Mucho Calor (1957) Reissue 1987 [Re-Up]

Art Pepper & Conte Candoli - Mucho Calor (1957) Reissue 1987
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Latin Jazz | Label: V.S.O.P./Andex | # 47CD, A 3002 | Time: 00:44:48

This recording brings back an obscure session from the long defunct Andex label that was probably recorded around 1956. The emphasis is on Latin jazz with altoist Art Pepper, trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins, pianist Russ Freeman, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Chuck Flores interacting with the percussion of Jack Costanza and Mike Pacheko. With arrangements by Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Benny Carter, and Pepper, the music is quite jazz-oriented if a touch lightweight. Worth investigating by fans of the idiom.

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

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Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Synergy | # SRCD 55304 | Time: 01:11:21

This edition contains all of the quintet recordings from Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell's Dec. 27, 1976 studio session accompanied by the Dolo Cocker Trio, as well as the complete quintet material from the studio date of the previously day, featuring the same lineup with Harold Land instead of Pepper. Includes 8-page booklet.

Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics (1959) [Reissue 1988]

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Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics (1959) [Reissue 1988]

Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics (1959) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy (OJCCD 341-2 (S-7568))

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period. Throughout, Pepper sounds quite inspired by Paich's charts which feature the band as an active part of the music rather than just in the background. Highlights of this highly enjoyable set include "Move," "Four Brothers," "Shaw Nuff," "Anthropology," and "Donna Lee," but there is not a single throwaway track to be heard. Essential music for all serious jazz collections. This edition add two additional versions of "Walkin'" and one of "Donna Lee" to the original program.

Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [Reissue 1988]

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Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [Reissue 1988]

Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-338-2 (S-7532))

By the time of this, Art Pepper's tenth recording as a leader, he was making his individual voice on the alto saxophone leave the cozy confines of his heroes Charlie Parker and Lee Konitz. Joining the Miles Davis rhythm section of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones made the transformation all that more illuminating. It's a classic east meets west, cool plus hot but never lukewarm combination that provides many bright moments for the quartet during this exceptional date from that great year in music, 1957…

Art Pepper - ...The Way It Was! (1972) [MFSL, 2008]

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Art Pepper - ...The Way It Was! (1972) [MFSL, 2008]

Art Pepper - …The Way It Was! (1972) [MFSL, 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2034)

Despite his very erratic lifestyle, altoist Art Pepper never made a bad record. This collection is better than most. The first four titles team together Pepper with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, pianist Ronnie Ball, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Gary Frommer for generally intriguing explorations of four standards. One can feel the influence of Lennie Tristano (with Pepper in Lee Konitz's place), although Pepper had his own sound and a more hard-swinging style. The success of the Pepper-Marsh front line makes one wish that they had recorded together again. The other three selections are leftovers from a trio of classic Pepper albums, and all are quite worthwhile…

Art Pepper - The Intimate Art Pepper [Recorded 1979] (1996) (Repost)

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Art Pepper - The Intimate Art Pepper [Recorded 1979] (1996) (Repost)

Art Pepper - The Intimate Art Pepper [Recorded 1979] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 353 MB | Covers - 89 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (APR 3014)

In 1979 Art Pepper was recorded at two sessions that up until now have yielded two fine albums, So In Love and The New York Album. There was more first-rate material recorded in those two sessions than would fit on two LPs so difficult choices had to be made as to what material not to include on the albums released at the time. Those choices were not necessarily made on the basis of the quality of the performances but with respect to such considerations as length and congruence of repertoire within an album…

Art Pepper - New York Album (1985) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)

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Art Pepper - New York Album (1985) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)

Art Pepper - New York Album (1985) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 244 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (APR 3012 SA)

After prison, after first shocking, then disappointing, and perhaps ultimately (and grimly) amusing the jazz world with enough dope-related hijinks to fill a book (as in Straight Life), alto saxist Art Pepper made a triumphant mid-1970s comeback. This 1979 session is rich with the fruits of Pepper's return, a depth of playing that shows itself constantly throughout the New York Album's five tunes. Pepper, as his widow, Laurie, notes in the liners, was always best when out to prove himself. Here, he's out to show pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Al Foster that he's still a force to reckon with. "A Night in Tunisia" is fascinating, if a trifle straightly read, as is "Straight, No Chaser"…

Art Pepper - Landscape - Live in Tokyo '79 (1979) [Japanese Edition 2003]

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Art Pepper - Landscape - Live in Tokyo '79 (1979) [Japanese Edition 2003]

Art Pepper - Landscape - Live in Tokyo '79 (1979) [Japanese Edition 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 332 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC/Victor (VICJ-61035)

Altoist Art Pepper was in inspired form during this Tokyo concert. This particular LP features Pepper (along with pianist George Cables, bassist Tony Dumas, and drummer Billy Higgins) on memorable versions of "True Blues," "Sometime" (during which Pepper switches to clarinet), "Landscape" and "Over the Rainbow." Pepper's intensity and go-for-broke style are exhilarating throughout.

Art Pepper - Gettin' Together (1960) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1994]

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Art Pepper - Gettin' Together (1960) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1994]

Art Pepper - Gettin' Together (1960) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1994]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 379 MB | Covers - 71 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (GZS-1054)

As a sort of follow-up to Art Pepper's matchup with Miles Davis' trio in the 1957 classic Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section, Pepper utilizes Davis' sidemen on this 1960 near-classic. In addition to pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, trumpeter Conte Candoli makes the group a quintet on four of the eight numbers. This time around, rather than emphasizing standards, Pepper performs just three ("Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," Thelonious Monk's "Rhythm-A-Ning," and "The Way You Look Tonight") and includes three originals of his own: "Diane," "Bijou the Poodle," and "Gettin' Together." The music is all very straight-ahead and bop-oriented, but as usual, Pepper brings something very personal and unique to his playing; he sounds like no one else.